In celebration of RVW150, Vaughan Williams’s 150th Anniversary Year, this programme will give listeners a full insight into the composer’s works for Violin and Piano.
Midori Komachi and Simon Callaghan, both internationally noted for their performance and research of 20th Century British music, will give a special performance and illustrative talk on the composer's works for this instrumentation.
Valentia Island is the perfect place for a unique chamber music festival, nestled in a rich and vibrant landscape.
It is a spectacular location as one of Ireland’s most westerly points, steeped in history (ancient and recent) and boasts a host of stunning venues. Founded in 2014, Chamber Music on Valentia presents an annual festival of international stature throughout Valentia Island.
Thematically resonating with this backdrop, it connects performers and audience with inspirational performances in authentic settings, produces novel outreach activities and fosters a rich connection with the music and the performers.
Amy BeachSuite for two pianos founded on Old Irish Melodies, Op. 104 (1st & 2nd mvts)
With Michael Trainor (violin), Tetsuumi Nagata (viola) & Jessie Ann Richardson (Cello)
Three members of the distinguished Piatti Quartet join Steinway Artist and long-time collaborator Simon Callaghan to form a new ensemble: the Piatti Piano Quartet. In their first official season in this new formation, they present a programme of much-loved works from this rich repertoire: Mozart, thought to be the first who composed for this line-up, Brahms’ Hungarian-infused masterpiece, and Frank Bridge’s lesser-known but equally wonderful Phantasy Quartet.
Callaghan has the technical wherewithal to encompass all its challenges – from big chordal textures to glistening passagework... the supremely gifted Ben Gernon coaxes terrifically colourful playing from the BBC Scottish SO.